140 years ago
The earth crack at Gold Hill is making trouble. Last Saturday some freight cars jumped the track there, and yesterday the 11:45 train to Carson got off and made a mess of things in the Fort Homestead Tunnel. On the way down the locomotive Comstock and cars separated from three, leaving the flat, passenger and remaining cars to pass at leisure. The locomotive and cars made it, with the cars following jumping the track in the tunnel. Men were put to work, clearing the tunnel before the evening passenger train.
130 years ago
Woodford’s Canyon Snow slide: Some months ago the Appeal published an exclusive account of a wonderful rescue of the Maxwell family from a cabin in Woodford’s Canyon. Many of our contemporaries had doubts of the story, but the enterprising Frank Leslie’s Illustrated newspaper sent a special artist to the spot. The face of Merke the tollgate keeper is a good likeness.
100 years ago
The State Board of Prison commissioners held a meeting in the executive chambers this afternoon with Warden Dickerson calling attention to the condition of the prison automobile, which is badly in need of complete overhaul. He was authorized to purchase a new machine and have the old Locomobile sent to the factory for overhaul and kept in reserve.
70 years ago
More natives of New York have represented Nevada in the Senate of the United States than have men born in the state. Two men born outside the United States have gone to the Senate — one from Ireland and one from England.
50 years ago
Lovely songstress Anna Maria Alberghetti is currently brightening Harrah’s Tahoe South Shore Room with delightful and versatile vocal renditions.
30 years ago
From the April Fool’s edition of the Nevada Ordeal: Compelling Club News compiled by Michele Anita Gonzales Rodriguez Quintero-Brown. Plans are underway for the first Miss Pothole Pageant which will be April 7. The pageant will be located at the largest pothole located on U.S. Highway 50 East. The planning committee for the pageant felt that potholes in Nevada’s highways were big enough to be considered mini-counties.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.